Multi-stop Load

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Jamie's Comment
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Doing my first multi stop load with Crete, looking forward to it.

Pickup: Lancaster, TX Stop #1: Colorado Springs, CO Stop #2: Durango, CO Stop #3: Grand Junction, CO

Might add this is my first time going into Colorado.

Jamie's Comment
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My main concern is basically no parking near Durango, CO. I have to get as close as possible to make the last two deliveries on the same day.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Good luck, Jaime. My luck with multi-stop loads is terrible. Although I haven't had many. Every dang time unloading at the first stop takes too long and I can't make it to second stop on time. If you are thinking it's taking too long and you are not going to make the next stop on schedule, send a msg to your FM to let them know what's up.

Enjoy the scenery in CO!

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Jamie's Comment
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Might not happen, not sure yet. just got to my current loads delivery point and they said my load was supposed to be here on the 13th, and due to limited space I couldn't drop it. Waiting to hear back from my asset manager.

ChrisEMT's Comment
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Good thing to do, and I would suggest, is call the 1st stop, and see if they have on site parking (after hours) for you so you can do your 10 hour break (or deliver then take your 10 hour break if they are open 24 hour receiving) and go to your next stops. I did that all the time, and 99% of my receivers were happy to take me early (or at night if they had 24 hour receiving) if they had the time to squeeze me in and the room to fit the product. The worst thing that they will tell you is that they do not allow overnight parking.

Marc Lee's Comment
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My main concern is basically no parking near Durango, CO. I have to get as close as possible to make the last two deliveries on the same day.

Jamie, Durango Walmart allows one night overnight parking for semis on the S. end of the parking lot!

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Jamie's Comment
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Good thing to do, and I would suggest, is call the 1st stop, and see if they have on site parking (after hours) for you so you can do your 10 hour break (or deliver then take your 10 hour break if they are open 24 hour receiving) and go to your next stops. I did that all the time, and 99% of my receivers were happy to take me early (or at night if they had 24 hour receiving) if they had the time to squeeze me in and the room to fit the product. The worst thing that they will tell you is that they do not allow overnight parking.

Not possible due to distances and a very small parking lot since it's being delivered to a store. I considered that. But my first delivery is 24 hours before my second one, and my third one is on the same day as my second one.

I have to drive the 300 odd miles to the second delivery after the first delivery to keep everything on track. Since my third delivery is over 200 miles away from the second one.

Got it planned out as long as I can park at the Walmart Marc mentioned above.

Jamie's Comment
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Raton Pass going into Colorado had other plans, currently parked at the last area before the pass due to snow and ice on the roads, plus I heard they were requiring chains at the moment. Still another 24 hours before my first delivery.

Rob D.'s Comment
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Based on the webcams, look likes good judgment.

Raton Pass Colorado webcam

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Our multi stop loads are mainly John Deere loads where you deliver implements (small tractors and gators) to JD dealers in very rural areas. I just had a 5 stop run last week 2 stops in Ohio, 1 in NW PA and 2 in NY. I hit one regular dock. Its usually a gravel dock somewhere on the property they had room and you have to wind your way around tractors and various farm equipment. 3 of the 5 i had to back off the street which is always fun. The worst part is the fact they're usually far from interstates so parking is a major issue. I got lucky this last run though and i called ahead to figure out where their makeshift dock was and got permission to park on site. Because of that i got all 5 stops done in one day.

Another annoying bit.... They re secured with wood blocks hammered into the floor which the guys never remove they just beat on the wood blocks until they come loose leaving wood chunks everywhere and nails in my floor.

I dont really like john deere runs..... But I do like the multi stop pay!

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Here's a pic showing how they get secured. Btw..... Super light load usually under 10k.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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